Chinese noodle dishes have long been the most popular foods in Chinese restaurants around the world. In fact, more noodles are eaten by diners in Chinese buffets than nearly any other foods, and you will find that the tossed noodles will be quickly consumed by your entire family. If you are looking for a new way to prepare noodle and chicken dishes for your family, the delightful taste of lo mein will add variety and spice to your weekly fare.
The following recipe for chicken lo mein is one of the easiest dishes that you can prepare, but the unique combination of the flavors soy sauce, scallions, chicken, and ginger will come together to make a delightful meal. The background flavor of ketchup adds a slightly different flavor to the noodles, and the fish sauce adds richness to the dish that will be unmatched. The dish will quickly become a popular one with your family, as the mixture of flavors will produce a unique Oriental noodle dish that is tasty and filling.
The simplicity of the lo mein recipe may fool you, but you will find that it requires a perfect harmony of flavors. Every Chinese restaurant around the world uses a different combination of flavors for their lo mein dish, meaning that every time you eat lo mein it will be different. Experimenting with different flavors can be a lot of fun, and will result in tastier dishes every time.
- ½ pound of chicken breast
- 1 pound of uncooked Chinese noodles, ramen noodles, or pasta noodles
- ½ cup of soy sauce
- 1 onion
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1 large piece of ginger
- 1 cup of diced scallions
- 2 tablespoons of ketchup Fish sauce
Place a pot of water on the stove to boil.
To begin, dice the onions, garlic, and ginger very finely. Heat a wok and stir fry the aromatic vegetables quickly.
Dice the chicken into small cubes, and add them to the wok along with the scallions.
As the chicken is cooking, add the noodles to the boiling water. Cook until fresh or “al dente,” and remove from the water. Drain, and set to the side.
Add the soy sauce, ketchup, and a dash of fish sauce. Stir fry until the chicken is nearly cooked, and add the cooked noodles into the wok.
Stir fry the entire mixture for 3 minutes, before removing from the pan and serving.
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